Pepperoni Chicken Bake with Basil Pesto and Tomato Sauce

Pepperoni Chicken with Basil Pesto and Marinara Sauce smothered with Mozzarella cheese. Only 15 minutes of prep, and 20-30 minutes of cooking time.  Just like pizza stuffed with Mozzarella and pepperoni but with the chicken instead of the crust. This easy weeknight dinner is low-carb and gluten-free.  A family favorite!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 449 kcal
Author Julia


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup basil pesto
  • 4 slices Mozzarella cheese , thinly sliced
  • 16 slices Pepperoni


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish.
  3. Spread with the marinara sauce on top.
  4. Add basil pesto on top.
  5. Add Mozzarella cheese slices on top, wrapping them around chicken.
  6. Add pepperoni on top.
  7. Bake at 400 F in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes. The cooking time depends on the thickness of your chicken breasts.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Pepperoni Chicken Bake with Basil Pesto and Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 449 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 886mg39%
Potassium 981mg28%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 57g114%
Vitamin A 705IU14%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 183mg18%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.